Builder acts to offset CO2 emissionsJul 01, 2009
The company’s market-leading offsite solutions for a wide range of building needs are already among the greenest available and the tree planting initiative makes for even more environment friendly project solutions.
The Mount Farm-based comapny endorses the Tree Appeal organisation’s view that planting trees makes a very real contribution to the environment.
Sales and marketing director Richard Macdonald said: “We have proved that we are ‘carbon-lean’, producing energy efficient building systems in a minimum waste, minimum carbon process specifically designed for streamlining construction on site.
“And we make far fewer deliveries to site than traditional building methods. This new tree planting initiative will totally offset the carbon produced by the deliveries we do make.”
Terrapin calculates how many trees are needed and then plants them either on the company’s site, a site of its choice or one selected by Tree Appeal.
The initiative follows Terrapin’s recent campaign to boost environmental awareness in the Milton Keynes area by offering trees to local schools in partnership with Tree Appeal’s Trees for Schools programme. It has planted 100 trees to offset carbon generated by visitors to Terrapin’s stand at Futurebuild.